Clare Rose Playhouse Ends Season with “Mauritius”

June 25, 2012

PATCHOGUE, NY JUNE 26, 2012 The Clare Rose Playhouse, a community theater on the Long Island Campus of St. Josephs College, will conclude its 201112 season with the suspenseful drama Mauritius. The show will run from July 6-22, 2012.

Mauritius, by Theresa Rebeck, blends razor-sharp comedy with enthralling drama in a battle driven by greed, passion, violence and fear. When half-sisters inherit a book of rare stamps that may include the "crown jewel of the stamp-collecting world, tension mounts and a perilous turn of events ensues as dodgy rival figures compete for the stamp of immeasurable value. Characters know no limits as they submerge into the dark dimensions of a murky criminal underworld, making for a compelling story filled with dangerous twists and unbounded treachery.

Individual tickets for this show are priced at $15; $12 for students and seniors. Show times are 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. For more information, please call the box office at 631.654.0199.

The Clare Rose Playhouse, which serves as a major teaching facility for the Colleges theater courses, is accessible via the South Service Road of Sunrise Highway, just east of Exit 52 (Waverly Avenue) in Patchogue, on the northeast corner of the campus of St. Josephs College. A former cottage converted in 1985 through the generosity and guidance of the man for whom it is named, the Playhouse serves as a major teaching facility for the Colleges theater courses and a training ground for young actors. The Playhouse is the site of community theater productions of musicals, dramas, comedies, cabaret acts, musical performances, dance troupes and comedians.